EC - Superoxide reductase

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IntEnz Enzyme Nomenclature


Accepted name:
superoxide reductase
Other names:
Systematic name:
rubredoxin:superoxide oxidoreductase




The enzyme contains non-heme iron.

Links to other databases

Enzymes and pathways: NC-IUBMB , BRENDA , ExplorEnz , ENZYME@ExPASy , KEGG , MetaCyc , UniPathway
Structural data: CSA , EC2PDB
Gene Ontology: GO:0050605
UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot: (14) [show] [UniProt]


  1. Jenney, F.E., Jr., Verhagen, M.F.J.M., Cui, X. and Adams, M.W.W.
    Anaerobic microbes: Oxygen detoxification without superoxide dismutase.
    Science 286: 306-309 (1999). [PMID: 10514376]
  2. Yeh, A.P., Hu, Y., Jenney, F.E., Jr., Adams, M.W.W. and Rees, D.C.
    Structures of the superoxide reductase from Pyrococcus furiosus in the oxidized and reduced states.
    Biochemistry 39: 2499-2508 (2000). [PMID: 10704199]
  3. Lombard, M., Fontecave, M., Touati, D. and Niviere, V.
    Reaction of the desulfoferrodoxin from Desulfoarculus baarsii with superoxide anion. Evidence for a superoxide reductase activity.
    J. Biol. Chem. 275: 115-121 (2000). [PMID: 10617593]
  4. Abreu, I.A., Saraiva, L.M., Carita, J., Huber, H., Stetter, K.O., Cabelli, D. and Teixeira, M.
    Oxygen detoxification in the strict anaerobic archaeon Archaeoglobus fulgidus: superoxide scavenging by neelaredoxin.
    Mol. Microbiol. 38: 322-334 (2000). [PMID: 11069658]

[EC created 2001 as EC, transferred 2001 to EC]